Social Studies
MN

Geography, Environment, and Society

Using science, theory, innovative technology and fieldwork, we explore the complex relationships between society and nature, people and places, and the causes and consequences of environmental change.

Local Food Production and Childhood Nutrition in Mali

A UMN geographer shows how small-scale agriculture can have a big impact on health.

Three Questions with Dr. Steve Manson

Dr. Steven Manson of the U of M’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Society department directs the Human-Environment Geographic Information Science lab and works to supply researchers, policy makers, and everyday citizens with the data they need to prepare for, respond to…

How Climate Change Is Influencing Birth Weight in Africa

In the United States, we know everything about our domestic agriculture thanks to the USDA and agricultural monitoring. But not all countries have the luxury of these programs, which is a challenge for Assistant Professor Kathryn Grace, who studies how varying climates impact poor women and families in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, Africa. She…